Sexist Remark on chat show: Hardik Pandya apologises post backlash
New Delhi : Cricket Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday issued an apology on Twitter after facing backlash over his 'racist', ‘misogynistic’ and ‘sexist’ comments on the famous TV show – Koffee with Karan.
“After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect,” he wrote on his Twitter page. See Tweet below:
On the show, Hardik Pandya boasted his hookups with multiple women and said he is very open with his parents. On the day he lost his virginity, the cricketer told his parents, “aaj mai kar ke aaya.”
When the host of the show asked him why didn’t he ask women their name in a club, Pandya responded by saying, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.”
Instant criticism prompted the Indian Cricket Board to consider an option of banning Indian cricketers from appearing on such chat shows.
The BCCI had Tuesday taken note of his “crass and cringe-worthy comments” on the chat show and had ticked him off.
Hardik Pandya is a part of playing XI squad selected for the three-match ODI series against Australia which starts on January 12 in Sydney.